Day in history for April 13, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Officers of Rock Island County are John M. Gould, John Kistler and George Holmes, county judges; A.F. Swander, sheriff; R.W. Smith, deputy clerk; Amos Stillman, surveyor; R.T. Shaw, assessor and treasurer; J.W. Churchill, school commissioner; Frazer Wilson, circuit clerk.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Work has started on John Bengston's new building at Market Square and 2nd Avenue. The grand edifice planned will be an architectural ornament to Rock Island.

1904 -- 100 years ago
At a game of basketball, the referee prefaced the contest with a speech and a long prayer, after which he gave one team the worst of the calls, so much so that the game broke up in a fight. The score at the time was 30 to 30.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Bar Association opposes an Illinois bill to permit women to serve on juries.

1954 -- 50 years ago
William Hancks, 32, of 1838 8th St., Rock Island, is reported in fairly good condition today at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was injured in a tumble through a skylight in fighting the loop blaze early yesterday morning.

1979 -- 25 years ago
East Moline Mayor Dennis Jacobs visited with EPA officials in Springfield. Jacobs is trying to get state approval for a 120-acre piece of land adjacent to the city's 45 acre landfill to be used as the city's next landfill.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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